Vacancies at the Lagos State Ministry of Health

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The Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMoH) is a Principal Recipient (PR) for the Global Fund Grant comprising Tuberculosis and Resilient Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH). As the Principal Recipient, the Ministry of Health is legally responsible for the management of the integrated grant ensuring achievement of the programmatic results and accountability of the grant financial resources.
To fulfil the mandate of the Principal Recipient, the Ministry of Health has established the Grant Management Unit (GMU) to carry out the functions of the PR. The Grant Management Unit works with other implementing units (TB and RSSH) within the LSMoH, Sub-Recipients (SRs) and other implementing partners in executing its mandate and ensuring that the grant is managed and implemented in compliance with the grant agreement signed between the Global Fund and the Principal Recipient.

The Grant Management Unit, Lagos State Ministry of Health is recruiting for the position below with a contract duration of 19 months(June 2022 to December 2023)

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Job Title: Medical Laboratory Technician

Location: Lagos
Duration of Contract: 19 Months (June 2022 to December 2023)
Terms of Reference: Grant Management Unit (GMU) Medical Laboratory Technician
Department: Permanent Secretary Office
Section: Global Fund Grant Management Unit
Reporting to: PCR Lab Focal Person

Background

The Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMoH) is a Principal Recipient (PR) for the Global Fund Grant comprising Tuberculosis and Resilient Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH). As the Principal Recipient, the Ministry of Health is legally responsible for the management of the integrated grant ensuring achievement of the programmatic results and accountability of the grant financial resources.

To fulfil the mandate of the Principal Recipient, the Ministry of Health has established the Grant Management Unit (GMU) to carry out the functions of the PR. The Grant Management Unit works with other implementing units (TB and RSSH) within the LSMoH, Sub-Recipients (SRs) and other implementing partners in executing its mandate and ensuring that the grant is managed and implemented in compliance with the grant agreement signed between the Global Fund and the Principal Recipient.

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Overall Objective

  • To provide phlebotomy procedures and contribute to meeting quality laboratory services with adherence to policies and objectives at the LASUTH PCR Laboratory

Specific Duties

  • Understand and implement laboratory operation policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Collect blood samples for CD4, Hematology, Chemistry, Viral load and Dried Bloodspot (DBS) samples for Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) and HIV Viral Load.
  • Process the blood samples collected for analysis purposes.
  • Ensuring that separated samples are well stored prior to and after analysis before final disposal.
  • Ensuring that collected samples are well registered, recorded, properly authorized, and finally documented.
  • Work with the PCR Lab Focal Person in preparing a routine program performance and progress charts for the PCR Lab.
  • Assist Medical Lab Scientists in their day-to-day activities as assigned.
  • Ensure prompt response to Clients’ requests and Clients’ rights are well protected.
  • Actively participate in the monthly coordination meetings of the PCR Lab Team.
  • Perform other duties as may be required within technical competence.

Requirements

  • Minimum of a Diploma certificate as a Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Minimum of 1-year relevant laboratory experience
  • Registration with Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) with current practising license
  • Experience working in the donor-funded programme
  • Relevant technical knowledge and practice in laboratory operations
  • Ability to use Office applications (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Good awareness of the laboratory roles in health systems, optimal use of resources for quality and efficient service delivery
  • Fluency in English Language and good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner
  • Ability to exercise careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
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Job Title: 
CXR Field Supervisor

Location: Lagos
Duration of Contract: 19 Months (June 2022 to December 2023)
Terms of Reference: GMU CXR Field Supervisor
Department: Permanent Secretary Office
Section: GF Grant Management Unit
Reporting to: CXR Project Coordinator

Background

The Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMoH) is a Principal Recipient (PR) for the Global Fund Grant comprising Tuberculosis and Resilient Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH). As the Principal Recipient, the Ministry of Health is legally responsible for the management of the integrated grant ensuring achievement of the programmatic results and accountability of the grant financial resources.

To fulfil the mandate of the Principal Recipient, the Ministry of Health has established the Grant Management Unit (GMU) to carry out the functions of the PR. The Grant Management Unit works with other implementing units (TB and RSSH) within the LSMoH, Sub-Recipients (SRs) and other implementing partners in executing its mandate and ensuring that the grant is managed and implemented in compliance with the grant agreement signed between the Global Fund and the Principal Recipient.

Overall Objective

  • The CXR Field Supervisor is to manage and oversee the performance of the field staff on Chest X-Ray operationalization on the TB grant in Lagos state.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Liaise with CXR Project Coordinator to ensure that the site’s assessment and renovation process is well carried out.
  • Supervise the staff that perform daily screening activities for TB with X-Ray Systems.
  • Serve as the Lead Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) on the CXR component of the grant
  • Serve as the main point of communication between the field staff and the office.
  • Together with relevant stakeholders, create planned itineraries for the mobile X-Ray vans.
  • Ensure timely submission of requisition for needed commodities across the CXR sites.
  • Manage the work schedules and timecards of field staff.
  • Provide guidance to on-site staff, contractors, and other parties engaged in the project
  • Support the CXR Project Coordinator to ensure the CXR machines and other related equipment are well maintained.
  • Ensure that safety policies are strictly adhered to.
  • Review project field progress to ensure that deadlines are met. Ensure the CXR mobile vans are securely parked where their safety is guaranteed
  • Support the CXR Project Coordinator for the overall success of TB grant implementation.
  • Other duties as directed by the supervisor.
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Requirements

  • A Health-related or Social Sciences Degree. A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or Demography will be an added advantage
  • 5 – 7 years of experience in the implementation of public health programmes. Experience implementing field projects will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of the national TB guidelines especially with active case finding strategies in the community setting
  • Experience with the use of digital X-Ray in the screening and diagnosis of TB in population settings
  • Working knowledge of Computer-Aided Diagnosis for Tuberculosis (CAD4TB) system
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Tuberculosis pathology and epidemiology
  • Strong analytical skills and creativity with experience in academic writing and data reporting and interpretation skills
  • Advance training in Tuberculosis research and methodologies will be an advantage
  • Experience leading small/medium teams/workgroups
  • Proficiency in MS office suite of applications.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advanced to the next stage of the selection process.
  • The successful candidates are expected to resume by June 2022.

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Deadline  5:00 PM: 28th April 2022.

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